As 2011 comes to a close, Quill & Quire has picked their top five books for young people. According to Q&Q staff, "There’s no formula for deciding. Some are critical darlings, some are word-of-mouth favourites. Some introduce us to important new voices, some represent the best work from established authors. And some are simply exceptional works we think people will be reading and talking about for years to come. Together, these five books made the biggest impact in YA and kidlit in 2011."